on this day … 11/30


 

1886
Folies Bergere stage first revue
Once a hall for operettas, pantomime, political meetings, and vaudeville, the Folies Bergère in Paris introduces an elaborate revue featuring women in sensational costumes. The highly popular “Place aux Jeunes” established the Folies as the premier nightspot in Paris. In the 1890s, the… read more »
1776
Howe brothers offer amnesty »
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1864
Battle of Franklin, Tennessee »
COLD WAR
1981
The United States and U.S.S.R. open talks to reduce intermediate-range nuclear forces »
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1989
“America’s First Female Serial Killer” strikes »
1994
Achille Lauro sinks near Somalia »
1874
Winston Churchill born »
1954
Meteorite strikes Alabama woman »
1993
Brady Bill signed into law »
2004
Jeopardy! contestant’s record winning streak ends »
1835
Mark Twain is born »
1974
Elton John’s Greatest Hits hits #1 »
1902
Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan sentenced »
1950
Truman refuses to rule out atomic weapons »
1931
Football coach Bill Walsh is born »
1965
McNamara warns Johnson that communists are gaining strength in South Vietnam »
1966
South Vietnamese draft articles for new constitution »
1967
McCarthy to enter Democratic presidential primary »
1972
White House announces no full withdrawal until final truce agreement signed »
1917
German foreign minister celebrates revolution in Russia »
1939
USSR attacks Finland »